Ugandan musician and saxophonist Moses Matovu has paid tribute to his fallen comrade and brother in the entertainment industry, Cameroonian Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango who passed on Tuesday morning 24th after succumbing to coronavirus.
The 86-year-old Cameroonian, best known for the 1972 hit 'Soul Makossa' died in Paris, according to a representative.
The deceased is popularly known as one of the pioneers of Afro-jazz and also fused funk with traditional Cameroonian music.
Manu Dibango died after contracting the new coronavirus, his representatives and official Facebook page have announced.
"He died early this morning in a hospital in the Paris region," his music publisher Thierry Durepaire said.
“He died early this morning in a hospital in the Paris region,” Thierry Durepaire, his music publisher, told the media.— Face2face Africa (@Face2faceAFRICA) March 24, 2020
The CEO Afrigo Band who also got a chance performing on the same stage with the late Dibango through his Facebook official account has paid an emotional tribute to a big brother and an inspiration in music thereby advising fellow Ugandans to adhere to the directives of the Ministry of Health as far as the current pandemic is concerned.
"Am grieving on the sudden death of my brother in entertainment,the legendary Grammy award winning saxophonist,Manu Dibango - Officiel.who died of covid19(corona virus)in Paris France. I will miss you my brother and so saddened that iwont be able to be at ur burial.
This is also my special request to our funs and the public to follow ministry of health guidelines,we need you more than you know.."- Moses Matovu.